This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the legendary Savoy Hotel in London. We’ll update all the latest news, including the continuing investigation into the Lion Air crash in Indonesia. Joining Peter is Trisha Andres, from The Daily Telegraph with her tips for solo travelers and her predictions on the trendiest destinations for 2019. Christopher Wood, of Flying Disabled, discusses the reasons behind the airline industry’s pushback on providing flyers with disabilities better accessibility on planes, as well as new innovation and design that would allow people to fly in their own wheelchairs. Hannah Robinson, author of Secret London: Unusual Bars and Restaurants, reports on the real hidden gems of the London culinary scene. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from the World Travel Market Ministers’ Summit and The Savoy Hotel in London.
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Trisha Andres, Commissioning Editor at The Daily Telegraph’s Travel Desk, predicts the trendiest travel destinations of 2019. Can you guess one of America’s most underrated cities that’s loved by British tourists? She also gives her tips for solo travelers and addresses their main concern: eating alone.
Tony Cortegaca, Head Doorman of The Savoy, tells Peter a story behind the only street in London, where cars drive on the right side of the road. Additionally, he shares an anecdote about Frank Sinatra’s stay in The Savoy and reveals the singer’s favorite drink.
Christopher Wood, Founder & Campaign Director of Flying Disabled, discusses reasons behind the aviation’s pushback on providing flyers with disabilities better accessibility on planes, as well as innovation that would let people fly in their own wheelchairs. He then talks about the unfortunate dehydration people with mobility disabilities have to go through on planes.
Melanie Todd, American Expat and Blogger at Sunny in London, shares ideas for a themed afternoon in London including everything from Beauty and the Beast to Bunnies at the Playboy Club. Plus, there’s always the old (but still “hot”) tourist destination of Windsor Castle.
Carine Harmand, Curator of The British Museum, tells Peter a fascinating story of the Assyrian ruler Ashurbanipal–who’s seen as the most important man of his time. As the only literate king, Ashurbanipal created a massive library in his palace that later played a crucial role in his empire. By the way, you can see his original letters in the British Museum right now.
Jamie McDowall, Deputy Head Concierge & Member of Les Clefs d’Or in The Savoy, reveals the most common request asked by visitors from all walks of life. He then shares how he helped to save an almost ruined marriage proposal in The Savoy.
Hannah Robinson, Author of Secret London: Unusual Bars and Restaurants, shares where to find hidden gems of London’s culinary scene including a hidden bar underneath a church and a restaurant in a working prison, just to name a couple.
By Alisa Sokolova for PeterGreenberg.com